Tommy West

[7 AUG 1932 - A2 - 20577 - 31 MAY 2016]

Tommy West Eulogies

AOG Testimonials

Arlington Burial



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Bob Carpenter - Tommy West - Marty McGuire - Rich Miller - Ted Gay - Bill McCulla - Dick Wargowsky - Jim Cutchin - Dave McNerney [JAN 2015 NOVA Lunch]



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??? - West's - ??? - ???
[DC Party - DEC 2014]



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Donna Ludwig - ??? - West's - Betty Schepps
[DC Party - DEC 2014]



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Ted Gay - Ray Gunderson - Marty McGuire - Dave McNerney - Leo Hergenroeder - Jim Cutchin - Bill McCulla - Dan Troyan - Bob Carpenter - Tom West - Rich Miller (Photographer: Ed Anderson) [NOV 2013 NOVA Lunch]



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Tommy West
[23" Red Bass - AUG 2013]



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Highland Falls HS 63rd Reunion (Tommy West
on left side) [Scottsdale AZ - JUN 2013]



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Dinwiddie's and Tommy West
[Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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Marcia Cathey - Andrews' - Tommy West
[Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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Maggie Miller - Rich Cardillo - Tommy West
[Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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Patty Page and Tommy West
[Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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Tommy West - Mike Stevenson - Dick Prater
[Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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Don Andrews - Tommy West - Ed Trobaugh
[Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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Tommy West and Marcia Cathey
[Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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Tommy West - Dick Prater - Bill Peters
[Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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Botanical Gardens Guide - Peter's - Malone's - Sybil Michalove -
Tommy West - Laura Haas [Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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Pemberton's - Ed Anderson - Tommy West
[Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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McNair - Dugan - Giza - Prater - Malone - Stone -
Robinson - West - Ryan [Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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Tommy West and Patty Page
[Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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Tommy West - Mary Andrews - Carl McNair -
Dickson's [Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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Prater's - Nancy Joseph - Woerner's - Cardillo's -
Tommy West [Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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Wing's - West - Whittaker's
[Prescott AZ - MAY 2013]



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John Sloan - Carl McNair - Bill Harris - Mary Longbottom - Marie Spara (Arlington Lady) - Tommy West [Dean Longbottom Funeral @ Arlington - JAN 2013]



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Rich Miller - Jack Doyle - Leo Hergenroeder - Jim Cutchin - Ted Gay - Bob Carpenter - Ray Gunderson - Carl McNair - Tommy West - Ed Anderson - Dave McNerney - Bill McCulla - Matt Schepps - (Photographer: Dan Troyan) [D.C. Metro Luncheon - JAN 2013]



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Carl McNair - Tommy West - Ed Anderson - Dave McNerney - Bill McCulla - Matt Schepps - Rich Miller - Jack Doyle - Leo Hergenroeder - Jim Cutchin - Ted Gay - Bob Carpenter - Ray Gunderson - (Photographer: Dan Troyan) [D.C. Metro Luncheon - JAN 2013]



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Tommy West - Hannah Smith '12 - Bob Russell
[Army-Navy Party: DEC 2012]



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Tommy West - Jim Cutchin - Ray Gunderson
[DC Party - DEC 2012]



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Tommy and Elaine West
[DC Party - DEC 2012]



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Elaine West - Bill and Joan McCulla - Ray Gunderson - Trudy
Johnson - Ed and Betsy Anderson [DC Party - DEC 2012]



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Mary and Don Andrews - Tommy West - Myrna Williamson -
Dan and Anne Malone - Jane Merryman [DC Party - DEC 2012]



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Jim Darrah - Staten Smith '56 - Tommy West
[Bob Newton Farewell - SEP 2012]



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Ruth Sloan - Barb and Norm Blahuta - Elaine West -
Marcia Cathey [Bob Newton Farewell - SEP 2012]



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Dot Spaulding - Elaine West - Greta Masson - Connie and Joe Franklin -
Marcia Cathey [Bob Newton Farewell - SEP 2012]



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Linda Newton - Connie Franklin - Elaine West
[Bob Newton Farewell - SEP 2012]



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Dan Troyan - Gret Masson - Tommy West - Betsy and Ed
Anderson [Bob Newton Farewell - SEP 2012]



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Dan Troyan - Ruth Sloan - Elaine West - Dot Spaulding
[Bob Newton Farewell - SEP 2012]



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Al Spaulding - Elaine and Tommy West
[Bob Newton Farewell - SEP 2012]



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Tommy and Elaine West
[Bob Newton Farewell - SEP 2012]



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['55 2012 Rhine Trip - SEP 2012]

More '55 2012 Rhine Trip Pictures



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Tommy West - Donna and Dan Ludwig
[DC Party - DEC 2011]



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Elaine and Tommy West
[DC Party - DEC 2011]



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Vitty - Hammond ‘66 - Follett - Blitch - Strom - Campbell - Enslow - Ludwig - Bergen - West - Bates - Newton [France Trip - JUL/AUG 2011]



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Tommy and Elaine West
[France Trip - JUL/AUG 2011]



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Linda Newton and Elaine West arriving in Rouen
[France Trip - JUL/AUG 2011]



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Vitty - Hammond ‘66 - Follett - Blitch - Strom - Campbell - Enslow - Ludwig - Bergen - West - Bates - Newton [France Trip - JUL/AUG 2011]



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Bob Newton - Phil Enslow - Tommy and Elaine West
[France Trip - JUL/AUG 2011]



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Paula Campbell and West's
[Monet’s Gardens - JUL/AUG 2011]



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West's and Bob Newton
[France Trip - JUL/AUG 2011]



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Elaine and Tommy West
[France Trip - JUL/AUG 2011]



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Bob Newton - Phil Enslow - Tommy West
[France Trip - JUL/AUG 2011]



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Tommy West - Jan Roberts (Friend of Campbell's) - Paula Campbell -
Marlowe Viney - Trudy Lichtenberg [France Trip - JUL/AUG 2011]



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Nicole and Tommy West
[France Trip - JUL/AUG 2011]



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Tommy West - Linda Newton - Elaine West
[France Trip - JUL/AUG 2011]



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Tom and Elaine West - Anna Bates
[France Trip - JUL/AUG 2011]



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Bob Strati - Tommy West - Carl McNair -
Rod Vitty - Dan Ludwig [DG Mini - MAY 2011]



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Tommy West - Carl McNair - Rich Cardillo
[DG Mini - MAY 2011]



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Dan Ludwig and Tommy West
[DG Mini - May 2011]



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Tommy West and Rich Miller
[Nancy Cutchin Funeral - MAY 2011]



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Dave McNerney - Dick Wargowsky - Matt Schepps - Tommy West -
Ruth Sloan [Nancy Cutchin Funeral - MAY 2011]



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Rich Miller - Tommy and Elaine West - Ruth Sloan
[Nancy Cutchin Funeral - MAY 2011]



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Elaine West - Ruth Goldstein - Sandy Wargowsky - Tommy West
[Nancy Cutchin Funeral - MAY 2011]



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Tommy and Elaine West
[Nancy Cutchin Funeral - MAY 2011]



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Elaine and Tommy West
[DC Party - DEC 2010]



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Dorothy and Bud Goldstein - Elaine West
[DC Party - DEC 2010]



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Tommy West and Emily Karam
[DC Party - DEC 2010]



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Elaine West - Linda Newton - Rich Miller
[DC Party - DEC 2010]



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Ruth Sloan - Tommy and Elaine West - John Rudzki
[Chuck Roades Funeral - AUG 2010]



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Tommy and Elaine West - Chuck's brother - Bob
Newton [Chuck Roades Funeral - AUG 2010]



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Ruth Sloan - Bob Newton - Tommy West
[Chuck Roades Funeral - AUG 2010]



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Elaine West - Norm and Barb Blahuta
[Chuck Roades Funeral - AUG 2010]



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Tommy West
[AUG 2010]



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Elaine and Tommy West
[55th Anniversary Bahamas Cruise - JUL 2010]



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Tommy West - Bill Graham - Bob Meisenheimer
[FL Mini - JUL 2010]



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Danny Dienst - Walt McCrillis - Tommy West - Lo Dienst - Pat Vitty - Jim Bergen - Quent Bates - Dan Ludwig [Reunion Committee - 55th Reunion]



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Bob Strati - Danny Dienst - Walt McCrillis - Tommy West - Lo Dienst - Pat Vitty - Jim Bergen - Quent Bates [Reunion Committee - 55th Reunion]



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West's and Stemles
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Tom and Elaine West - Angee and Pete Fikaris
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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A-2: West's - Stevenson - Nancy Joseph - Auger - Fikaris' -
Stemle's - Spaulding's - Prater's [55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Tommy West
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Connie Franklin - Mary Ann Miller - Tommy West - Rich Miller - Joe Franklin - Paula and Jack Campbell - Tom and Ruth Horst [55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Elaine and Tommy West - Dot Stemle
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Hugh Quinn - Tommy West - Jim Bergen
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Phil Enslow - Tommy West - Dick Regnier - Carl McNair -
John Feagin [Tennis Center - 55th Reunion]



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Elaine and Tommy West
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Dan and Donna Ludwig - Bill and Laura Haas - Tom Auger -
Mike Stevenson - Elaine West [55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Nancy Joseph - Inez Cardillo - Tommy and
Elaine West [55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Tommy West - Quent Bates - Dan Ludwig
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Tommy West
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Richard Cox - St. Patrick's - Dick Saulpaugh - HF - Anne Touchstone Brinkerhoff - Ladycliff - Zint - HF - Orestis Mamalis - HF - Mary Hillberg Goodman - Ladycliff - Tommy West - HF [MAY 2010 - 1950 Grads at the HF/WP Far West]



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Dot and Dick Stemle - Nancy Prater - Elaine and Tom West -
Mike Stevenson - Nancy Joseph [55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Nancy Joseph - Nancy Prater - Dot Spaulding - Dot
Stemle - Angee Fikaris - Elaine West [A-2: 55th Reunion]



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Pete Fikaris - Tom West - Dick Stemle - Tom Auger - Al
Spaulding - Dick Prater - Mike Stevenson [A-2: 55th Reunion]



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Tommy West and Dot Spaulding in the
Runt Room [55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Tommy West (right) and friends
[APR 2010]



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Tommy and Elaine West
[FEB 2010]



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Bob Russell - Tommy West - Emily Karam
[Ray Karam Funeral - DEC 2009]



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Tommy West
[Ray Karam Funeral - DEC 2009]



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Nancy Bishop - Jack Doyle - Tommy West
[DC Party - DEC 2009]



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Greta Masson and Tommy West
[DC Party - DEC 2009]



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Bob Russell and Tommy West
[DC Party - DEC 2009]



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Tommy West
[Washington Tea Party March - SEP 2009]



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Tommy West
[Washington Tea Party March - SEP 2009]



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Tommy West and Mary Andrews
[Bill Welter Funeral - MAR 2009]



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Dan Moses - John Feagin - Tommy West
[Bill Welter Funeral - MAR 2009]



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Gay - McCulla - West - Malone
[Bill Welter Funeral - MAR 2009]



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Don Andrews - Tommy West - Mary Andrews
[Bill Welter Funeral - MAR 2009]



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Elaine West - Marcia Cathey - Blahuta - Linda
Newton [Scribe to CO Party - MAR 2009]



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Pat Strati - Linda Newton - Betty Schepps - Ruth Sloan -
Elaine West [Scribe to CO Party - MAR 2009]



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Ann Gunderson and Elaine West
[Scribe to CO Party - MAR 2009]



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Tommy West
[Scribe to CO Party - MAR 2009]



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Carla Hilbert - Elaine West - Pat Strati - West -
Ruth Sloan [Scribe to CO Party - MAR 2009]



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Carla Hilbert - Jack Doyle - Greta Masson - Elaine
West [Scribe to CO Party - MAR 2009]



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Matt Schepps - Tommy West - Ed Nidever
[Scribe to CO Party - MAR 2009]



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Matt Schepps and Tommy West
[Scribe to CO Party - MAR 2009]



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Tommy West - Al and Dot Spaulding -
Elaine West [DC Party - DEC 2008]



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Al and Dot Spaulding - Elaine West
[DC Party - DEC 2008]



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Rear: Nidever - McNair - McAuslan x55 - Front: Troyan - West -
Deardorff - Roades - Russell [Army / Navy Party - 2008]



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Tommy West
[NOV 2008]



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Roades - Strati - Karam - Doyle - West
[Ted Bishop Funeral - OCT 2008]



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Chuck Roades - Tommy West - Carl McNair
[Ted Bishop Funeral - OCT 2008]



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John Sloan and Tommy West
[Ted Bishop Funeral - OCT 2008]



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West - Blahuta - McNair - Roades
[Ted Bishop Funeral - OCT 2008]



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Welter - West - Donna Ludwig - Dorough - Sherry Welter - Elaine West - Barbara Ewing - Pat and Jim Ryan - Ewing - Buchwald - McCulla - Carole Buchwald - Ludwig - Joan McCulla - Troyan - Anne and Dan Malone - Marie and Ted Livesay (not shown: Bob Deardorff) [SEVA Lunch - OCT 2008]



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Tom Auger - Tommy West - ? - ?
[Austin Mini - APR 2008]



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Sybil Michalove - Patty Page - Tommy West - Kathy Graham -
Jim Drummond - Barb Blahuta [Austin Mini - APR 2008]



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Sybil Michalove - Patty Page - Tommy West - Kathy Graham -
Jim Drummond - Barb Blahuta [Austin Mini - APR 2008]



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Patty Page - Tommy West - Kathy Graham
[Austin Mini - APR 2008]



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Elaine and Tommy West - Tom Jr. - Sharon - Laura
[JUN 2008]



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? - John Martling - Patty Page - Tommy West
[Austin Mini - APR 2008]



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Tom Auger and Elaine West
[Austin Mini - APR 2008]



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Dick Baker - Elaine West - Bob Blitch
[Austin Mini - APR 2008]



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Tommy West - Mike Stevenson - Tom Auger
[Austin Mini - APR 2008]



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Sheila Wing - Bill Hadly - Tommy West - Mike
Stevenson [Austin Mini - APR 2008]



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Tommy and Elaine West
[Austin Mini - APR 2008]



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Elaine West - Patty Page - Tommy West
[Austin Mini - APR 2008]



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Elaine West - Angee Fikaris - Tommy West - Dot Spaulding -
Pete Fikaris [Austin Mini - APR 2008]



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Patty Page - Elaine West - Dot Spaulding
[Austin Mini - APR 2008]



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Rich Miller - Tommy West - John Martling
[Austin Mini - APR 2008]



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Tommy and Elaine West
[DEC 2007 West Family Christmas Cruise]



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Elaine and Tommy West with Steve - Laura - Brian - Haley - Sharon - Holly - Andrew and Lindsay [DEC 2007 West Family Christmas Cruise]



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Al and Dot Spaulding - Elaine West
[DC Party - DEC 2007]



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Chuck Roades - Bob Deardorff - Tommy West
[DC Party - DEC 2007]



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Elaine West - George and Patty Page
[DC Party - DEC 2007]



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Washington DC - DEC 2007]



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Washington DC - DEC 2007]



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Jane Burns - West - Blahuta - Myrna Williamson - Elaine
West - Barb Blahuta [DC Party - DEC 2007]



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Rear: Strati - Hilbert - Middle: Blahuta - Myrna Williamson - Barb Blahuta - Carla Hilbert - Carpenter - Front: Elaine West -
Marly Carpenter - Ruth Sloan [DC Party - DEC 2007]



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Rear: Robinson - Blahuta - Myrna Williamson - Strati - Page - Middle: West - Barb Blahuta - Carla Hilbert - Front: Elaine West - Marly Carpenter [DC Party - DEC 2007]



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Rear: Blahuta - Myrna Williamson - Strati - Hilbert - Troyan - Deardorff - Page - Middle: West - Barb Blahuta - Carla Hilbert - Carpenter - Peg Robinson - Anne Malone - Front: Elaine West - Marly Carpenter - Pat Strati - Ruth Sloan - Joan McCulla - Jo Ann McNair [DC Party - DEC 2007]



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Dot Spaulding and Elaine West
[DC Party - DEC 2007]



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Dot Spaulding - Tommy and Elaine West
[DC Party - DEC 2007]



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Carl McNair and Tommy West
[DC Party - DEC 2007]



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Matt Schepps - Chuck Roades - Tommy West
[Moving to CO party for Bergen - NOV 2007]



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Elaine West - Ruth Sloan - Linda Newton
[Moving to CO party for Bergen - NOV 2007]



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Elaine West - Ruth Sloan - Linda Newton
[Moving to CO party for Bergen - NOV 2007]



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Tommy West and Bob Newton
[Moving to CO party for Bergen - NOV 2007]



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Tommy West
[NOV 2007]



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Tommy West
[AUG 2007]



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Robinson ('55 Friend) - West - Stevenson - Stemle - Joyce
Reid [Don Reid Memorial Service - AUG 2007]



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Dot and Dick Stemle - Stevenson - Moses - Pemberton - West - Brownie Pemberton - McCloskey - Henry Moses - Don and Mary Andrews - Marie Collins ('46 widow) - Judy McCloskey [Don Reid Memorial Service - AUG 2007]



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Tommy West and Angee Fikaris
[DG Mini - May 2007]



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Trudy and Kelly Lichtenberg - Tommy West
[DG Mini - May 2007]



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Trudy Lichtenberg - Sanderson - West
[DG Mini - May 2007]



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Tommy West and the XV-5A experimental aircraft
[FEB 2007]



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Moses - West - Russell - Rich Miller
[Don Reid Funeral - FEB 2007]



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McCloskey - Roades - Gunderson - Moses - West -
Rich Miller - Russell [Don Reid Funeral - FEB 2007]



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Marly Carpenter - Elaine West - Linda Newton
[DEC 2006]



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Tommy West
[DEC 2006]



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West - Hilbert - McCulla - Doyle - Roades - Karam - Michalove - Walt Boge (friend) - Thorsen - Quinn - Sy Kaback (golfing buddy) - Pete Beczkiewicz '51 (Bob Carlisle - friend is hidden from view) [Honorary Pallbearers: Al Bundren Funeral - DEC 2006]



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Elaine West and Barb Blahuta
[Al Bundren Funeral - DEC 2006]



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Wargowsky - West - Welter
[Al Bundren Funeral - DEC 2006]



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Bergen - Deardorff - Wargowsky - West
[Al Bundren Funeral - DEC 2006]



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Elaine and Tommy West
[Key West - 2006]



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Streett - C. Johnson - Roades - J. Ryan - Donna Ludwig - Lo Dienst - McNair - Ellen Schick - Cardillo - West - Dienst - Ludwig - Strati [DG Mini - MAY 2006]



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Tommy West
[DG Mini - MAY 2006]



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Tommy West - Rosanne and Bob Wray
[MAY 2006]



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Lucas - Auger - Fikaris - West - Stevenson
[MAY 2006]



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Spaulding - Fikaris - Stevenson - Turner -
Auger - Lucas - West [MAY 2006]



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Lucas - Auger - West - Fikaris
[MAY 2006]



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McCloskey - West - Wray
[MAY 2006]



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Tommy West
[MAY 2006]



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Tommy West and Rosanne Wray
[MAY 2006]



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Tom Auger - Tommy West - Tom Turner
[MAY 2006]



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McIlroy - West - Phil and Dianne Enslow -
Gennie Woerner [MAY 2006]



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Roades - West - Russell - Deardorff - McCloskey - Lucas - Gersitz - Enslow - Bill Anderson - Auger - Stevenson - Meisenheimer - Wray - Woerner - McIlroy - Troyan - Fikaris - Page [MAY 2006]



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Roades - Russell - West - Deardorff - Lucas - Gersitz - Enslow - Auger - Bill Anderson - Stevenson - Meisenheimer - Turner - Wray - Woerner - McIlroy - Troyan - Fikaris [MAY 2006]



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Tippi Trophy: Auger - West - Turner -
Welter - West [JAN 2006]



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Tommy and Elaine West - Dot Spaulding
[DEC 2005]



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Bundren - West - Karam
[ANCC - DEC 2005 ?]



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Strati - West - Newton - Miss Lombardi
('55 Grandhorse) [NOV 2005]



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Tommy West
[NOV 2005]



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[50th Reunion Bio]



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Auger - West - Camp
[50th Reunion]



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Sloan - Father Oscar - West
[50th Reunion]



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Tommy West - Pete Fikaris - Al Spaulding -
Tom Auger [50th Reunion]



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Tommy West and Jack Doyle
[50th Reunion]



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Hugh Quinn and Tommy West
[50th Reunion]



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Tommy West
[50th Reunion]



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Tommy West - Al Spaulding - Tom Auger
[50th Reunion]



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Joe Vincent - Mike Stevenson - Ray Dax - Luke Lucas - Al Spaulding - Tom Auger Tommy West - Pete Fikaris - Dick Prater - Bob Camp - Shelly Freed [50th Reunion]



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Father Oscar - Father McCormick - West
[50th Reunion]



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Dorough - West - Roberts - Dugan - Wing
[50th Reunion]



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Sloan - Sherry Welter - Father Oscar - West -
Zaire - Enrique [50th Reunion]



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Deardorff and West
[MAR 2005]



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Tommy and Elaine West
[DEC 2004]



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Katie + West's in NYC
[2004]



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Jim Bergen - Tommy West - High School Friends
[John Schick Memorial Service - West Point DEC 2004]



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West's and Ann Touchstone Brinkerhoff
[DEC 2004]



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West - Brinkerhoff '52 - McAuslan x55 - Ann Touchstone
Brinkerhoff - Russell [DEC 2004]



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Pirkey's and West
[DG Mini - MAY 2004]



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Lichtenberg - Pirkey - West - Lynn
[DG Mini - MAY 2004]



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West - Lynn - Horst - Bergen
[DG Mini - MAY 2004]



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Elaine and Tommy West
[DG Mini - MAY 2004]



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Roades - Malone - West - Jim Ryan
Gunderson - Dorough - Drummond [FEB 2004]



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West - McGuire - Russell
[ANCC - cDEC 2003]



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Russell - West - McAuslan x55
[DEC 2003]



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Newton - West - Eddins - Bergen -
Jim Ryan [DEC 2003]



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John and Ellen Schick - Tommy and
Elaine West [APR 2003 Florida Mini]



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West - Gunderson
[APR 2003 Florida Mini]



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Tommy West - Danny Dugan
[APR 2003 Florida Mini]



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Carl McNair - Tommy West
[APR 2003 Florida Mini]



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Marcia Cathey - Mary Monahan - Doyle -
Rich Miller - Nidever - West [DEC 2002]



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West and Bergen
[SEP 2002 Ski Club Bike Trip]



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Tommy West
[SEP 2002 Ski Club Bike Trip]



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Rich Miller - West - Malone
[MAY 2002 Luncheon]



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Wargowsky - Malone - Bundren - Gunderson - Rich Miller - Russell
Roades - Doyle - Cutchin - West - Karam [MAY 2002 Luncheon]



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McCloskey - C. Johnson - Moses - Welter -
Meisenheimer - Bergen - West - Drummond [2002]



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Gunderson - West - Karam
[2002]



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West - Bergen - Bob Johnson - Stockett's
[2001]



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Welter - Cutchin - Strati - Newton -
Gilpatrick - West [2001]



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West - ? (it's not Lucas) - Gunderson -
Bundren [2001]



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Spaulding - Gunderson - R. Miller - Strati -
Newton - Karam - West [2001]



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Gunderson - Cindy - Nidever - West
[2001]



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Hergenroeder - McCulla - Spaulding - West
[2001]



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Vitori - Masson - McJoynt - West
[c1993]



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Elaine West and Carolyn Hagedorn
[c1993]



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Tommy West - Bob Newton - Hugh Quinn
[c1992]



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West's - Bob Johnson's - Newton
[c1992]



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Tommy West and Bob Johnson
[c1992]



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Bob Newton and Tommy West
[SEP 1992]



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Quinn - Ed Anderson - Rich Miller -
Hilbert - Dugan - West [c1992]



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West's - Bob Johnson's - Bob Newton
[c1992]



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Monahan - West's - Bundren - Barb
Blahuta - Newton [c1992]



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Gunderson - Gilpatrick - West - Fontaine
[Class Lunch - c1991]



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West's and Bob Johnson's
[SEP 1991]



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Elaine West and Linda Newton
[SEP 1991]



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Bob Strati - Elaine West - Bob Johnson's
[SEP 1991]



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West - Cathey - Monahan - Carpenter
[1991]



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Chickie Hilbert - Tommy West -
Ed Nidever and Date [1989]



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Burrus - ? - Hagedorn - Fontaine - West
[1989]



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Carl Cathey - Tommy and Elaine West
[1989]



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Ruth Sloan - Tommy and Elaine West
[1988]



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Tommy and Elaine West - Don Smith
[1988]



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Gunderson's and West's
[1988]



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Tommy West and Mike Stevenson
[1988]



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Jim Bergen - Bob Newton - Ray and
Ann Gunderson - Tommy West [1986]



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[25th Reunion - 1980]

Row 10: Bergen - Cathey - Chapman - Gamble - Todd Graham - Don Smith - ? - Polly - McCloskey - Row 9: Blitch - Secord - Jim Ryan - Wing - ? - Row 8: ? - Matuszak - Wayne Smith - ? - Fleeger - Lynn - Joe Franklin - Charlie Johnson - Gunderson - Row 7: Regnier - ? - Reed - Stone - Herren - Weaver - Matteson - Hayes - ? - Enslow - Cliff Jones - ? - Reid - Feagin - Row 6: Wargowsky - Lichtenberg - Sanderson - Baker - Dienst - McCullough - Schick - Ludwig - Soper - Bean - Shideler - Lenio - Pirkey - Row 5: Goldstein - Fralen - Le Cates - Meisenheimer - Wheeler - Horst - Whittaker ? - Cardillo - Page - Newton - Prater - Lucas - Row 4: ? - Sloan - Traut - Rich Miller - Hoeferkamp - Heye - ? - West - Bill Graham - Row 3: Andrews - Perkins - Gay - Pace - Olvey - Strati - Dugan - Jackson - Whtitaker ? - Ralph Henry - Gallup - Murray - Ewing - Fikaris - Row 2: Hornbarger - Al Edwards - Robinson - ? - Thorsen - Dickson - Vitty - Tom Phillips - Bill Anderson - Giddings - Jacobs - Dryer - Row 1: Bazilwich - Samos - Wray - Trobaugh - Brokenshire - Bossert - Hagedorn - Walton - Poirier - Hasbrouck - LaFrenz - Nourse - Malooley



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Kathy Wing - Johnny and Sheila Wing -
Elaine and Tommy West [JAN 1975]



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Tommy West
[1973]



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Bill Graham - Murray - Spaulding - Bullard x55 - Wing - Knieriem - West - Michalove - Regnier - Tom Phillips - Viney - Klung - Pond - Smor - Perritt x55 - Thorsen (seated) [Mini Reunion @ Thorsens - MAY 1970]



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Mom watches West '20 present Class Son's
sabre to West '55 [JUN 1955]



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Ike and Tommy West
[JUN 1955]



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A-2 Firsties - 1st Row: Vincent - Joseph - Stevenson - Fikaris - Prater - Stemle - 2nd Row: Freed - Adams - West - Jim Miller - Mason - Jellison - 3rd Row: Auger (CO) - Spaulding - Reid - Lucas - Rupp - Weissenborn - 4th Row: Dax - Senger - Camp - Schauer



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1953 Goat Team
[Goats 13 - Engineers 7]

2nd Row: ? - Major "Irregardless" Smith - Stern - ? - Herren - Coleman - Dilts x55 - Wilkinson - Patton - Doyle - McGrevey - Ewing - ? - Strati - ? - C. Martin - ? - Steinman - Lowry - John Miller - West - Gunderson - Quinn - Whittaker - Napier - Pace - Nidever - 1st Row: Hall - Greer - Trobaugh - Woodruff x55 - Auger - Gransback - Nichols - W. Smith - George Smith x55 - C. Johnson



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Fikaris - West - Prater
[1953]



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Prater - Fikaris - West - Schick - Nourse
[c1953]



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Tommy West and Jon Vanden Bosch
[Signal Corps Movie -1951]



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Left: West - Funkhouser - Lucas - Freed - Peterson x55 - Cardillo - Right: Klett x55 - Wargowsky - Weissenborn - Peterson - Lauer x55 - Skaff [The Iron Squad - AUG 1951]



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Kenny Roper - Whitney West - John Schick -
Tommy West [USMA North Area - 1939]



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Sam F. - Whitney West - John Schick -
Tommy West [West Point - 1936]



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2012 AOG Online Register Entry

Register Glossary



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Thomas Cato West

Thomas Cato West was born on 7 August 1932 in Washington, DC and was appointed to West Point by Senator Eastland of Mississippi. He entered on 3 July 1951 and was in Company A 2. He played Hockey his 4th and 3rd Class years, graduated on 7 June 1955 and commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army in the Infantry.


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How I got my appointment to West Point

GO TO WEST POINT??? Forget about it!!!!! That place was nuthin but a ‘fish bowl’ and I wasn’t one of the ‘fish’. I couldn’t even get a ‘date’ because of those guys, unless I waited up till lights out. Maybe that was my secret motive for becoming ‘one of them’.

I wish Gerry Green, Schick or Jack Viney were around to tell their stories so we could compare notes.

Yes I was raised at The United States Military Academy and, as someone once said, “it sure would be a nice place if it weren’t for the Cadets!” I don’t mean to imply that it wasn’t a nice place to live. I had no worries: three squares a day, a dog, a gun and lots of places to go huntin and fishin, out Round Pond way. Just south, Highland Falls, where I got my learnin, I graduated from high school with 53 others...... But then…. I’m getting a bit ahead of myself.

You might say I was Peck’s bad boy. I smoked and my grades weren’t any too good except in science, math and and that sorta thing. I loved sports, particularly football. One night the MPs picked me and one of the prettiest girls on post up for harassing the cadets and threw us in jail til our parents came to bail us out! The rest of the time I’d just hang out with friends and hunt and fish. I was shocked to learn, at my 50th HS Reunion, that me and my friend, Jimmy Hannigan would go out with our 22s and ‘shoot’ at each other in the woods. Never gave a thought to ricochet.

Long about Christmas my senior year, I went to my dad, who wasn’t much into cussing, and told him that I wanted to drop out of school and join the Navy. Well seems as he didn’t think that that was such as a swift idea! He told me to get my ass back into school and I could do anything I wanted to AFTER I graduated.

Two weeks after I graduated from high school I joined the Army at 17. (Don’t ask what happened to the Navy.) I was the proudest E-1 you ever saw in my summer khakis. Even then I had little interest in West Point. I loved my family and had no problems at home but I was one of those kids that just wanted to try my ‘wings’ early. Little did I know that my father had other ideas.

Did I tell you that I enlisted in the 1802nd Special Regiment, yes the one AT West Point, and I was assigned to the US Army Band. Don’t ask what instrument I played. I spent the summer as a ‘book binder’ at Post Headquarters until the fall when I was reassigned to the USMA Prep School at Stewart AFB. What the hell was I doing there? (See the deviousness of my father) and what the hell, it was as good as anything else at the time, hangin out with all those OLD service guys, some 21 like Ryan and Moss. I played along and, because I was the son of an Army Officer, I took the entrance exams and passed that spring, but not high enough for an appointment.

A little aside, Scotty Adams, our Classmate was at USMAPS and we all took the physical together. And, as luck would have it, Scotty was too short by about an inch. I remember several of us hittin him over the head to raise a bump til he passed.

Qualified and still no appointment. Yes, we walked the halls of Congress which yielded only a third alternate from Mississippi. What to do what to do? I was not worried. Remember I wasn’t particularly interested in being one of ‘you’ guys.

A week before the fateful 3 July date, my father, unbeknownst to me, called his Classmate, Red Blaik, and told him he had a son (me) fully qualified and no appointment and could he help out? Red, God rest his soul, got on the phone and thru the good offices of the Folberg family of Mississippi, got me an appointment from Senator Jim Eastland and I was in. I, like all of us, wonder what role fate (I call it God) plays in our lives as we have wended our way along this mortal coil. For example, I went Army Aviation flight school directly out of West Point. (Point of interest: We were the first and last class to do so) I had passed the Class 1 flight physical at the WP Hospital and wasn’t due one until a year later which was AFTER I got my wings. Well when the time for my first flight physical, I flunked. I was color blind, a condition which neither improves nor degrades with time. What to do, what to do? Well in typical Army fashion they sent me to Valhalla, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, a place where I first saw light of day lo those many years past on 7 August 1932, and turned me over to the ‘powers that be’. Two young Captain eye doctors took me to the airfield at Ft Belvoir and had the tower shoot red , green and white lights at me standing there on the ground and ask the color. I passed with flying colors (pardon the pun) and the doctors went back and issued me ‘waiver’ for unlimited flying resulting in 26 years of accident free flying. I did have a minor incident at the Naval Test Pilot school but........that's ANOTHER story!

CATO
19 AUG 2010


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Branch Selection

You guys that KNEW what you were going to do since you were weaned turn me off. Not my stripe.

When it got down to me in the branch drawing, the second day, the 'Old Lady was still there standin strong with NO other branches available!!!!!!! I hadn't thought about it much, the branch selection or graduation that is.

What to do what to do??????

The good news is that there was ONE Air Force slot.......

What to do what to do? Air Force or Army?

Well remember that we had to choose ONE of the three electives; Airborne, Ranger, or Army Aviation(new). Air force was too snuttie for me and I was never big on eating snakes up to my butt in the mud.... So the answer was obvious.

I remembered all those guys in WWII who came home with stars and Airborne wings. The modern day answer for us was GO ARMY AVIATION. I picked airborne as well... And we good guys trotted off to flight school directly out of West Point, the good guys bein Massey, McNair, Welter and others. I was a white bar before I ever got back to Benning....and had already commanded a Platoon in the BIG RED ONE, 16TH Infantry. I had more tassels and presidential unit citations than Sergeant York!!!! ( A little aside....Our Class was the first and last Class to go directly to Army flight school before branch school.)

Anyway I digress.

Remember that one Air Force slot? Well when I turned it down and went with the Queen, Dempsey Davis, who would have given his, well U no what, to go into the Air Force, he was next, cried Eureka, and booked that slot. He came over and thanked me profusely.

The rest is history. Those below me that second day, and there weren't many, went Infantry.

Epilog: Army Aviation is now a BRANCH. Mc Nair got his 2 stars. But for the most part it was too early for us.

Cato:)
10 JUN 2011


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War Story

someone once told me if I was ever asked to 'pick' a Command.....to take the worst of the bunch.  That way you could only improve the unit while in command.

Well it happend. In Nam, my second tour, the Transportation Group Commander asked me which Company in the Group(there were 13) I wanted to Command.  I chose the 604th in Pleiku which was known by most as the 'penal colony' in most circles because if you frigged up in the Group thats where they sent you. I found out WHY when I got there! Two weeks in Command my supply sergeant got 'fragged'(blown away) before 'fragging' was popuar. Lots of potheads and the troops used to sleep in the bunkers because we used to get rocketed several times a week. My hoochie got blown away one night.

So I set two goals to accomplish during my 6 months in command.

The troops had begun but didn't finish a swimming pool during previous days and all it was doing was collecting water and drowning the rats that happened across it at nite.

The second was to completely rebuild a Huie Helicopter which was on our books in number only. I'm sure you all are familiar with 'cannabalizing' for parts. Well thin was cannabalized to a tail number only including the skids.

Thru some slick horse trading I was able to complete the swimming pool, filter chairs and all and since I had a DS Aircraft Maintnance Company I had all the 'parts' and labor to build and assemble a brand new helicopter.

I was never so happy to see that six months pass and I DON"T reccommend taking the advice that got me there.

So much for war stories.


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Thomas Cato West

Elaine West called me at noon today to advise that Tommy West had passed away yesterday, Memorial Day, May 30, 2016. He was 83 years of age, only a couple of months short of his 84th birthday. Tommy had suffered from cancer for over a year or possibly more, undergone chemotherapy at Walter Reed and other treatments, only to have the cancer reoccur.

He returned to his home in Haymarket, VA, and had been under Hospice Care for months. His wife, Elaine, son, two daughters and grandchildren were with him at the time of his passing. His desires were to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery and Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home will handle those arrangements. The family has not determined all other details at this time, however due to the waiting period for Arlington services, there will likely be an earlier Memorial and Prayer Service, pending the Arlington funeral with full military honors 3-4 months away, with a mass at the Fort Myer Chapel at that time before interment at Arlington.

Faithfully,

CARL
Carl H. McNair, Jr.


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Thomas Cato West



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Thomas Cato West

Funeral Mass

A funeral Mass will begin at 1245 at the Ft Myer Old Post Chapel on Tuesday 18 October. Attendees are to be in their seats by 1215.

Following the funeral there will be a reception hosted by the West family at Ft Myer Officers’ Club. It is scheduled to start at 1430. For those who desire there is an elevator available. Go to the 2nd floor and the reception will be in Abrams/Chaffee room which will be to the right of the elevator.

Jack Doyle
12 October 2016


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Thomas Cato West

Funeral Mass

Tommy’s funeral Mass today, was as you would expect, beautifully well done. The West Point Alumni Choir performed, and what do you say about them? They were marvelous. They started with “Mansions of the Lord”, for the opening hymn - after the Eulogy - The Alma Mater, and for the Recessional - “America the Beautiful.” What’s not to like about that?

Classmates in attendance were:

Al and Dot Spaulding
Richie and Mary Ann Miller
Ed and Betsy Anderson
Carl McNair
Billy Arthur
Jack Doyle
Matt and Betty Schepps
Bob and Pat Strati
Bill and Joan McCulla
Jim Cutchin
Dan Troyan and daughter, Danielle
Dave McNerney
Bob Deardorff, who with his son, drove from Phoenix, AZ, to be here
Don Hilbert
Al Raymond

I don’t want to leave this out. There were seven or eight others, West Pointers and non - West Pointers in the Army Aviation field that showed up to show their respect. We laid to rest an extraordinary man today and people showed up for him.

Jack Doyle
18 October 2016


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Thomas Cato West

Funeral Mass Eulogy

Good afternoon, I am Sharon West. It is a privilege for me to be here with you all to honor my dad, Thomas Cato West, or as he liked to be called, Tommy.

I read somewhere once, that there is no greater gift you can give than the gift of your presence, and so on behalf of my mother, my siblings, and all of our families, I want to thank all of you who took the time to come from near and far to be with us here today.

One of the eulogies posted on the West Point Class of 55 web page said my dad had a huge heart and the courage of a lion --and I agree. But I think all of us here, with our own unique memories of my dad, share one common, simple observation: There was something extraordinary about him. And so I've thought a lot about how to articulate what that special something was, that exceptional charisma --that he had -- and put it into words.

I think it was because somehow, without even trying, my dad was able to really connect with the people that were around him. When he spoke to you - you felt like you were the most important person in the room. He took the time to know what was important to you, and to remember to ask about it the next time he saw you. And it was that propensity for connection drew people to my dad.

After he passed I found this in his car. It is the Cadet prayer from his days at West Point. And when I read it I was amazed because I could see that somehow it truly had become woven into the very fabric of my dad's life. It says, in part:

O God, our Father, Thou Searcher of human hearts, help us to draw near to Thee in sincerity and truth. May our religion be filled with gladness and may our worship of Thee be natural. Encourage us in our endeavor to live above the common level of life. Guard us against flippancy and irreverence to the sacred things of life. Grant us new ties of friendship and new opportunities of service.

Without trying, my dad did live above the common, shallow level of life. His priorities were simple, and he made them known by the way he lived. Although he was a courageous warrior who volunteered to fly dangerous missions to rescue the wounded in Viet Nam, or to help the US Army push the boundaries of aviation by having the guts it took to get inside the cockpit of an untried experimental aircraft -- he would never tell you those things. He was a modest guy, who never considered himself above anyone in any walk of life. Even in the end, at Walter Reed, he often shooed the doctors away, telling them they had more important people to tend to than he.

My dad's enjoyment in life was not derived from things, rather it was sharing time with his loved ones that gave him the most joy. He would sometimes recount that some of the happiest times he had were spent in the early days sitting with my mom in their car on a Saturday night enjoying a bag of hamburgers and two bottles of beer. It wasn't about the opulence of the surroundings, rather it was the people he was with that made life worth living for my dad. My dad knew how to have fun. When we lived in Germany, he wasn't above launching an impromptu family water fight complete with hoses turned on full -- both outside and inside the house.

And, as the prayer says, my dad wasn't irreverent to the sacred things in life. His strong faith was no secret to anyone who knew him. It did fill him with gladness and was natural to him. And while he stood unapologetically for what he believed in, he was always welcoming and accepting of others, even if they had differing points of view. I remember him often saying that while he may not agree with what you said, that he would go to his death fighting for your right to say it.

And of course he never failed to show his boundless ! love and generosity to something else he considered quite sacred: his family. His steadfast devotion to and love for my mom never wavered for more than 60 years. He was always first in line to be there for every family event, never missing an opportunity to celebrate the special days -- and the ordinary days -- just happy to spend time together. But really, to him, everyone in his circle was family. It was not uncommon for him to say of this person or of that -- that they were "like family" to him and he meant it.

He was indeed continuously granted new ties of friendship. One of the things I admired most about my dad is that his circle of friends always continued to grow -- not diminish - throughout his entire life. I think that was because he made it a point to be present for the people he cared about whenever he could.

Even as he got older it was no big deal to him to jump in the car and drive 800 miles to be present at a grandchild's baptism or to be there for the funeral of a friend, or, when he was simply fishing at his beloved Crescent Beach -- "holding fort" for so many of us here who were lucky enough to wander down and hang out with him. And when he was there -- wherever he was -- he shared his heart with us: I can still see his big smile, laughing with those around him, living in the moment, and hear him figuratively, and literally, singing like no one was listening.

And so I think if he was here today my dad would agree that the greatest gift you CAN give is the gift of your presence. Because he was so present, always, with us all. And I know he always will be -- present - in the hearts of all of us that loved him and miss him so very much. Thank you.


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